Category Archives: Glass

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

Domestic Transformation

Domestic Transformation With over seven million residents, Hong Kong is the most densely populate city China. Due to the incredibly high population growth, not only for Hong Kong as a city but the country of China as a whole, it

Domestic Transformation

Domestic Transformation With over seven million residents, Hong Kong is the most densely populate city China. Due to the incredibly high population growth, not only for Hong Kong as a city but the country of China as a whole, it

Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion (Rice University)

Prior to the lecture given by Mary Guzowski on Light as Material, I thought that a skyspace was just another way of describing a skylight, but I was wrong. She showed us the video of James Goldstein’s own skyspace designed

Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion (Rice University)

Prior to the lecture given by Mary Guzowski on Light as Material, I thought that a skyspace was just another way of describing a skylight, but I was wrong. She showed us the video of James Goldstein’s own skyspace designed

Pavilion Proposal

For the project of the London Design Festival pavilion, my group surveyed five different materials, which were translucent concrete, marble grass, flexible grapheme, thermal insulation glass, and Aquamaterial. Each of these materials functions by means of unique and new technology.

Pavilion Proposal

For the project of the London Design Festival pavilion, my group surveyed five different materials, which were translucent concrete, marble grass, flexible grapheme, thermal insulation glass, and Aquamaterial. Each of these materials functions by means of unique and new technology.

The Benefits of Low-E Glass

Plain glass is a sustainable material. It is made of natural ingredients; it is infinitely recyclable and is relatively inexpensive. Although there are so many benefits from using this material, there are newer, more innovative uses for glass. Low-E glass

The Benefits of Low-E Glass

Plain glass is a sustainable material. It is made of natural ingredients; it is infinitely recyclable and is relatively inexpensive. Although there are so many benefits from using this material, there are newer, more innovative uses for glass. Low-E glass

Earthship

Can we make a building with trash? Abandoned things, recycling, and waste can be found almost everywhere, making them a valuable and free resource. This trash becomes valuable as a building material because first, it’s free, and second, it helps

Earthship

Can we make a building with trash? Abandoned things, recycling, and waste can be found almost everywhere, making them a valuable and free resource. This trash becomes valuable as a building material because first, it’s free, and second, it helps

Drawing of giant BuckyBalls in the sky

Living in Cloud Nine

I’m not quite sure if there’s a theme to this weeks postings, and so instead of addressing it, I will attempt to share an absolutely, mind-fizzingly, mad idea… that I desperately want someone to try. The idea comes from that

Drawing of giant BuckyBalls in the sky

Living in Cloud Nine

I’m not quite sure if there’s a theme to this weeks postings, and so instead of addressing it, I will attempt to share an absolutely, mind-fizzingly, mad idea… that I desperately want someone to try. The idea comes from that